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Hakea platysperma Hook.
Cricket Ball Hakea

Icon.Pl. 5:Tab.433 (1842)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, non-lignotuberous shrub, 1-3 m high. Fl. cream/cream-pink-red, Jul to Oct. White/grey or yellow sand, sandy clay, often over laterite.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 1-3 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 30-145(-155) mm long, 1-3 mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire. Inflorescences axillary, cream; pedicels 5-8 mm long. Perianth 10-12 mm long, hairy; ovary glabrous; pistil 14-17.5 mm long, pollen presenter lateral, style glabrous. Follicles 45-75 mm long, 38-65 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 33-46 mm long (including wing), 50-58 mm wide, the wing continuous. Flowers in July, August, September or October. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 19 January 2024


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Geraldton Hills, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Coolgardie, Coorow, Corrigin, Dowerin, Dundas, Greater Geraldton, Kondinin, Moora, Narembeen, Northam, Northampton, Quairading, Tammin, Three Springs, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yilgarn.